Material Design is where it's at
Goodreads is a platform for people who love to read. You can create an account, keep track of everything you've read, find quotes and reviews of
almost every book out there and you can also take on reading challenges and share them with your friends. I've always been a user of goodreads, and they
truly stick out because of their massive content and fanbase. But what's always bothered me is their outdatet, cross-platform app that they make you use.
In the lecture App-Design at FH JOANNEUM we were supposed to redesign an existing app and to make it native for either Android or iOS. With that I immediately thought of Goodreads and with help from lecturers and various books the following project came into being.
As mentioned before, this project was focused solely on UI-Design and building a pixel-perfect prototype of an existing app. The app is optimized for Android and uses elements and guidelines of the platform.
Thomas Mirnig (Digital Product Designer at iTranslate) and Frank Rausch (User Interface Typographer) are both lecturers at the FH JOANNEUM in App-Design and their input and critique strongly influenced and helped during the making of this prototype. Also the book Refactoring UI by Adam Wathan and Steve Schoger were a big help in learning how to build native apps.
Things I put into practice and learned during the process: